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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry StoutBrewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

578 Ratings
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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 138
Gots: 150 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dirtylou on 03-22-2007

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fcolle2
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fresh 2015
Pours dark black in color with a thin tan head. Smell has plenty of roasted chocolate malt forward with minor hints of bourbon oak barrel caramel and vanilla along with a juicy cherry aroma. Sweet red cherries are more pronounced in the taste and compliments the rich chocolate malt, vanilla, and oak barrel nicely. Mouthfeel is slightly thin for the style with moderate carbonation.

Photo of dheldman
3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of _morandi_
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hurschikjohn
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Superbohl4
4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbmiche
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottageCheese
4.54/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WiscoTerr
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Released and picked up today, been wanting to try this for a long time. Poured into a tulip.
Look-Murky brown/reddish tint to this beer. With 75 lbs of cherries per barrel, no doubt that's the color. Not the best looking, but no matter.
Smell-Slightly tart and bourbon. Not a huge nose on this beer, pretty subtle.
Taste-Was not expecting this. For the longest time in my head I was thinking this would be a sweeter stout, but leans very much to the tart side. Bourbon up front, and as the beer warms a cherry flavor mid-palate. Beer finishes with a tart and even sour cherry flavor.
Feel-Not an overly heavy beer like some other big stouts like this. A bit more carbonation which lends well to the overall flavor. Beer doesn't sit on the tongue to long, which is nice in a beer like this. Makes it an easy drinker.
Overall-I really like this. Better as it warms, and was on the fence at first. When I got over the fact that it was sour instead of sweet, I kept wanting more. Will be trying to track down another 4-pack today.

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kudsak
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Not great, doesn't seem to mesh well - specifically the bourbon stout and the sourness of the cherries. Somewhat medicinal tasting. Perhaps this beer points to the fact that I'm not a huge lambic fan. But especially not when combined with a beer that should be sort of sweet in my mind (the bourbon).

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Axnjxn
4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LoveStout
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmcleod10
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brabander
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The cherries made this beer an average beer and that is a pity. Nice pour in my Struise glass with a decent head with very littles lacing. Nice bourbon notes. The cherries make this beer a bit too sour for me but for the rest a good drinkable beer.

Photo of italianstallion
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgator3
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Homebrew
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of twb0392
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of TheArtOfWort
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of SeattleBoB76
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of cheesy26
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 578 ratings.